“The Philippines is a hidden gem of Asia’s meetings and incentives destinations – a stunning tropical paradise made up of over 7,000 islands, majestic natural landscapes and unique culture”.
In the Philippines beautiful natural settings blends with a unique fusion culture of Spanish, American and Asian influences, stemming from 350 years of Spanish rule followed by 50 years of American rule.
The result: cuisine, architecture and traditions that combine local Asian festivals and lively catholic fiestas in a vibrant cacophony of inspirational experiences for conferences and events. Heart-warming hospitality characterises very happy and welcoming people, with a high service ethic and excellent spoken English.
The beautiful islands of Boracay and Cebu are a short flight from Manila and the ultimate conference and incentive destinations, with luxury resorts, pristine white sands, azure waters, and direct flight access to other cities in Asia offering excellent twin centre incentive possibilities.
The Philippines is a largely unexplored destination from an independent travel perspective, therefore incentives to the Philippines will surprise and reward with genuine unknown treasures. The stunning destination traditionally appeals to more adventurous clients, but this is changing rapidly with locations previously inaccessible for MICE, being opened up with luxury accommodation offerings.
“The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia today. Many multinationals outsource business processes and IT services to the Philippines and conferencing here provides them the opportunity to do business and build connections and education between international and local colleagues.
The Philippines’ wealth of unique industries and specialist knowledge attracts a broad spectrum of global association conferences that corporate organisations may well choose to connect with and add on to. These include aquaculture, agriculture, film animation, health and well-being, rice research, fashion, as well as emerging knowledge-based industries such as software development, engineering design and communications.
Well-established meetings infrastructure provides numerous options for hosting groups of all sizes –up to 15,000 delegates in Manila which has eight major conference venues. The Cebu Convention Centre and Cebu’s five star resorts offer a more relaxed meeting environment on a tropical island with direct flight access from Asia’s hub cities.
The Philippines is one of the newest destinations in the Pacific World global network, fulfilled by a commercial partnership which begun early 2015, with Blue Horizons Travel & Tours who have long been established as the leading MICE DMC in the Philippines. Pacific World Philippines operates from a central office in Manila, and provides the most comprehensive coverage of the country with offices in four locations, including Cebu, Boracay and Bohol – the key MICE destinations of the Philippines.”
The Philippines is appealing to:
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Multinational companies with operations in the Philippines
As a major offshore resourcing port for many multinational companies, an educational visit or connection with colleagues is a strong reason to select the Philippines for your event.
Innovators seeking an alternative conference experience in Asia
The Philippines is so uniquely different to the rest of South East Asia – it is definitely the untrodden option that would appeal to event organisers that like to think outside the box.
Beach loving incentive groups
The Philippines genuinely boasts some of the best beaches in the world and is the ultimate beach incentive destination. Pair Manila with an island resort or take advantage of direct flights into Cebu and Boracay from Hong Kong and Singapore – the contrast of cosmopolitan cities with stunning beach resorts makes for fantastic incentive programmes.
Multi-destination incentive itineraries – all in one country
With bustling Manila, incredible rice terraces and so many different islands to explore, incentives that like to travel will love the Philippines, with a multitude of opportunities for varied incentive itineraries.
Events that like to party
The Latin culture of the Philippines translates to a country that likes to party, with some of the best nightlife in Asia. Host a Fiesta Filipina event to embrace every contrasting cultural aspect of the country – in the city or on a stunning white sand beach.
Companies seeking to energise with a local team building experience
Travelling by jeepney is a local must-do and lots of fun in an Amazing Race adventure. Alternatively at the islands organise a Paraw Regatta, using the colourful local boats to compete against colleagues.